Below are just some of the developments of Deanna’s work.
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, 2018: End-of-Life Doula Advisory Council, First Chair (April 2018 until December 2020).
Social Care Awards, Global Health and Pharma:
Published first book, "Accompanying the Dying: Practical, Heart-centered Wisdom for End-of-Life Doulas and Healthcare Advocates," February 2019. #1 Bestseller in 3 Categories, Aging, Death & Grief, and New Books.
Elizabeth Kubler Ross Foundation, Mexico Centro, San Miguel de Allende. Advisory Council, 2019.
CareDoula® trademark approved, 2019! CareDoula® is our Method of training world-class leaders in accompanying the dying and in our School of Accompanying the Dying, home to our Certified End-of-Life Doula Program.
Neighbor to Neighbor, Community CareDoula® Program. Free Foundation Level training for caregivers, volunteers, and healthcare professionals, 2019.
Development of an EOL Doula Hospice Program Development Template, complete with training. Only package of its kind, innovative solution for hospices and healthcare organizations to not be left behind in our end of life healthcare crisis, 2018.
National Professional End-of-Life Doula Conference, New York City, 2018. World class Doula Healthcare focused event. Co-organized with 2 other trainers as Professional Doula International.
National End-of-Life Doula Alliance, 2017. Founding member and first Vice President.
International Death Doula Conference Teaching Team since 2017 with Doorway Into Light, Hawaii's only nonprofit funeral home founded by Ram Dass, Rev Bodhi Be, and Leilah Be.
Corporate Consultant and Doula Program Developer since 2016.
Austin Shamanic Center student since 2016, with teacher Christina Allen. Mesa Carrier, 2016. Energy Medicine Education 2017.
Founder, End-of-Life Practitioners Collective (ELPC), 2014. ELPC is the world's 1st multi-disciplinary community for independent end-of-life practitioners. The main mission of ELPC is to connect families with providers. The secondary mission is to support providers and to role model for each other exceptional care. Closed and moved all practitioners to End of Life Collective with Michael Hebb in 2019.
Reiki & Therapeutic Touch Practitioner since 2014.
School of Accompanying the Dying founded 2010, offering the Premier End-of-Life Doula Certificate Program in the United States, the first program to include laypeople as well as health care professionals.
World Hospice Day, 2008. Event Co-Coordinator for the 2008 2nd annual Austin Texas Celebration of World Hospice and Palliative Care Day with Texas New Mexico Hospice Organization and the International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care.
World Hospice Day, 2007. Event Organizer for the 1st Austin Texas Celebration of World Hospice and Palliative Care Day. City of Austin Proclamation.
Trained Mediator, Austin Dispute Resolution Center, 2007.
Began Blog in 2006, internet Resource Center for 5 years.
Certified Celebrant, trained by Doug Manning, 2007.
Professional Practice as End-of-Life Doula and Palliative Advocate since 2005.
Quality of Life Care, LLC founded 2005 to reduce suffering at the end of life by providing free public education and private training in accompanying the dying and palliative care awareness.
Palliative Consultant & Private Practice End-of-Life Doula since 2005.
Board Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse (CHPM) for most of my hospice career.
RN in end-of-life care within and outside of hospice since 2000.